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Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement


From   Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: generate variable versus define scalar, with conditional statement
Date   Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:33:24 +0100

On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 3:25 PM, annoporci  wrote:
> yes, I see, absolutely, I did try this also:
>
> scalar newscalar = open[3jan2012]
>
> but it didn't work, even after a tsset date, and there must be a logical
> explanation
> for that too, naturally, but I guess I ran out of ideas and stopped
> thinking.

If you type in Stata -varname[<something>]- than <something> is an
observation number. So 1 for the first observation, 2 for the second,
etc. So <something> can never be string.

-- Maarten

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